Tampa Medical Device Attorney
A Tampa Medical Device Attorney Can Make a Difference in Your Claim
Unfortunately, defective medical devices kill or severely injure thousands of people across the U.S. and in Florida each year. Some medical devices have been subject to formal FDA recalls, but not all claims our medical device lawyers litigate involve recalled medical products.
Our Tampa medical device attorneys have successfully represented thousands of plaintiffs in Tampa and throughout the State of Florida in pharmaceutical and medical device claims involving Vioxx, Bextra, hormone replacement therapy drugs, Guidant and Medtronic heart defibrillators, silicone gel breast implants, diet drugs, Baycol, various manufacturers of hip and knee implants, ProteGen bladder slings, and vaginal mesh implants, just to name a few examples. Our law firm is currently involved in litigation on a number of medical device claims including the following projects:
- Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Blanket
- Essure Permanent Birth Control
- Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
- IVC Filters
- Stryker LFIT Hip Recall
- Vaginal Mesh Litigation
- Power Morcellation in Uterine Surgery
- Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Litigation
- Hip Implants - DePuy ASR Recall
- Hip Implants - Stryker Hip Recall
- Hip Implants - Zimmer Durom Cup Recall
Important Information You Should Know About Florida Medical Device Lawsuits
If you were injured by a defective medical device or drug and your immediate medical needs have been met, it is important to consult with an experienced Tampa medical device attorney so your future legal right to sue can be protected. With every lawsuit, including those involving unsafe medical products, there is a specified time period under Florida law in which a claim must be filed. In claims involving wrongful death, it is a very short period of time. The sooner you contact a Tampa medical device attorney, the better.
Florida Product Liability Law
In Tampa, defective medical device claims are usually resolved under Florida product liability law; however, you might instead have a medical malpractice claim if the harm was caused because a doctor improperly implanted the device. To win a Florida product liability claim, you must prove:
- The defendant was in the chain of distribution of the product (manufacturer or distributor)
- The device contained an unreasonably dangerous defect
- The defect caused your injury
Types of Defects in Medical Devices and Other Products
The three types of defects that can support a product liability personal injury claim are:
- A defect in the design of the device
- A manufacturing defect
- A warning defect
It's important to remember that it's not up to you to apply the law to your case. If you were injured by a medical device, your attorney will evaluate your claim and explain your options.
What is Needed to Win a Defective Medical Device Claim?
A product liability lawsuit can be challenging because product manufacturers and distributors are often willing to devote substantial legal resources to defend such claims, especially if the product remains on the market and is not subject to a formal recall. You may have to hire expert witnesses, gather extensive documentation about the device and your own medical condition and prove that the harm you suffered was actually caused by the medical device.
Because defective medical device claims can be difficult to prove, you should seek the assistance of a skilled Tampa defective medical device attorney.
Contact a Tampa Medical Device Attorney at Our Firm
There is no charge for our legal consultation and there are no upfront costs owed by you. At Alley, Clark & Greiwe, we handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means there are no fees or costs owed unless we are able to successfully resolve your case. Please contact a Tampa medical device attorney from our firm today at 813-222-0977 to schedule your free consultation, or contact us online now.
Our Attorneys are Recognized for Excellence in Mass Tort Injury Claims
On November 2, 2015, U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® released the 2016 "Best Law Firms" rankings by state. We are proud to announce that for the sixth consecutive year Alley, Clark & Greiwe has been recognized with a "First Tier" ranking in the Tampa metropolitan area in Medical Malpractice Law, Products Liability Litigation, and Personal Injury Litigation. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.
Additionally, three attorneys from the Tampa law firm of Alley, Clark & Greiwe were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016: C. Todd Alley was selected in the fields of Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation, and Mass Tort Litigation; James D. Clark was selected in the fields of Medical Malpractice Law, Mass Tort Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation; and Don Greiwe was selected in the fields of Medical Malpractice Law, Mass Tort Litigation, and Personal Injury Litigation. Previously, Don Greiwe was honored with the distinction of Lawyer of the Year for 2013 by Best Lawyers in the area of Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice Law.